AskDefine | Define soon

Dictionary Definition

soon adv : in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long" [syn: shortly, presently, before long]

User Contributed Dictionary



sōna, from West Germanic *sæno.



en-adv er
  1. Immediately, instantly.
  2. Within a short time; quickly.
  3. Early.


within a short time
  • Arabic:
  • Breton: bremaik
  • Chinese: 不久 (bùjiǔ)
  • Czech: brzy, zanedlouho
  • Dutch: spoedig, binnenkort
  • Finnish: pian
  • French: bientôt
  • German: bald
  • trreq Hebrew
  • Hungarian: hamar
  • Ido: balde
  • Irish: go luath
  • Italian: presto
  • Japanese: すぐに (sugu ni)
  • Korean: (got)
  • Kurdish:
  • Latin: mox
  • Portuguese: logo, cedo
  • Russian: скоро
  • Slovene: kmalu
  • Spanish: pronto
  • Swedish: snart



From the same Uralic root *sone as Finnish suoni and Hungarian ín



Extensive Definition

Soon may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

after a time, after a while, afterward, afterwards, anon, at bottom, at once, before long, betimes, by and by, by destiny, directly, ere long, eventually, expeditiously, fatally, forthwith, gladly, happily, hastily, hopefully, immediately, imminently, in a jiffy, in a moment, in a second, in a while, in a wink, in aftertime, in due course, in due time, in good time, in short order, in the future, in time, instantly, later, lickety-split, lief, momentarily, on the double, one day, oversoon, posthaste, predictably, premature, presently, previous, probably, promptly, pronto, proximo, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, right away, seasonably, shortly, sooner or later, speedily, straightway, swiftly, timely, tomorrow, tout de suite, ultimately, untimely, willingly, without delay
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